Senate Committee to Hold Hearing at University of Pittsburgh on Higher Education Issues

The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Jake Corman (R-34), will hold the second of a series of public hearings on the role of the Commonwealth’s state-related universities on Monday, September 12, in Pittsburgh, PA.  The hearing will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall, J.W. Connolly Ballroom, First Floor, 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA.

The University of Pittsburgh is one of Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities, meaning that it receives state funds but is independently operated. It shares this status with the Pennsylvania State University, Temple University and Lincoln University.

Corman said the committee will hear testimony from university officials on a variety of topics, including the impact of the state budget on the university’s operation.

“Our goal is to learn more about how the state-related universities operate and their role in our higher education system,” Corman said.  “Like our other institutions of higher learning, they have been forced to do more with less during these difficult fiscal times – these hearings will give the state-relateds an opportunity to talk about how they are meeting these challenges.”


Anna Fitzsimmons